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Frances Tustin : Makers of Modern Psychotherapy - Sheila R. Spensley

Frances Tustin

Makers of Modern Psychotherapy

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1994
ISBN: 9780415092630
Number Of Pages: 176

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The first discussion of the clinical work of Frances Tustin, this book considers her place in the tradition of psychoanalytic theory and thinking and the relevance and application of her work in other areas, such as learning disability. A clear picture of Tustin's position emerges for the reader as author Sheila Spensley elucidates key terms and concepts, showing how they link with much of Bion's work and with more recent contributions by Grotstein and Ogden.
Spensley draws on her breadth of experience in psychotherapy with both children and adults to add her own insights to the seminal findings of Frances Tustin. Examining autism from an evolutionary and biological point of view, she considers the possibility of autism as a "missing link" in the developmental chain of psychic growth and points to findings in autism which offer suppporting evidence for autistic "black holes" in adults.
"Frances Tustin" is about the life and work of an outstanding clinician whose understanding of autistic and psychotic children has illuminated the relationship between autism and psychosis. It offers the reader a fresh perspective on the importance of her contribution to our understanding of the development of the human mind.

Spensley's book is a valuable addition to the Routledge series on Makers of Modern Psychotherapy. Her well written and knowledgable exposition of Frances Tustin's life and ideas make it clear why Tustin should have been included. Within her book Tustin's ideas are shown, not only as a part of the history of psychoanalytic theory, but as a continuing inspiration.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Growing up in the Bosom of the Church
Professional Development
The Discovery of Autism and the Search to Understand It
Unnatural Children
Encapsulation and Entanglement
Mental Cataclysm and Black Holes
The Frontiers of Consciousness
Of Objects: Concrete, Sensory and Transitional
Peter
Mental Handicap and Mental Illness
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Learning Impairment
The Restoration of God
Glossary
Chronology Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415092630
ISBN-10: 0415092639
Series: Makers of Modern Psychotherapy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 22nd December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 15.65  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1